Some cities have decided they no longer like Columbus Day. No problem, you don’t like it, you can ignore the second Monday of October every year. But no, in this politically charged environment, where the squeaky wheel gets the concession and the minority tyranny, these cities aren’t satisfied with just ignoring the holiday, they have to re-invent the holiday to be Indigenous People’s Day. The cities leading this charge this year are Seattle and Minneapolis, joining Berkeley which is no big surprise given that both cities are deep into the land of the libtard.
Look, I understand that Native Americans have given us plenty of positive contributions over the years; I mean I like just about all of the foods native to the Americas that they showed the settlers how to grow and I like canoes and if you want a public holiday called Indigenous People’s Day then lobby congress. I’m sure in this PC world of everyone wins/gets a trophy they will fold like a cheap card table and establish a holiday no problem. I mean they put Sacagawea on a dollar coin, a Native American, despite the fact that polling said it was a poor idea, but political appeasement doesn’t come without ignoring the will of the people over and over. You might not want to mention that the Native Americans gave us tobacco…for smoking. This is an inconvenient fact for sure as tobacco, currently one of the great evils, kills approximately 443,000 people a year. So tobacco has killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 44 million people in the last 100 years alone…a bit steep don’t you think. All those deaths can be laid on the Native American using the leftist penchant for guilt by association, which will never be done because it wouldn’t be politically correct, but it could be if they ever needed a quick scape goat to distract. We might also want to hide the introduction of syphilis to European culture, but I’m not going into that right now. But hey, cover up all that and we can have a great Indigenous People’s Day. But again, right now, it is called Columbus Day, celebrating Columbus…who pretty much did “discover” the Americas, since they were unknown to the Europeans at the time.
President Benjamin Harrison established a celebration of Columbus Day in 1892 during the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the nearly year-long celebration of 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Bahamas in 1492. The holiday started being celebrated on the second Monday in October in 1971. But with everyone vilifying the explorer as a mass-murder/greedy war monger, etc, 16 states, including Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon, don’t recognize Columbus Day as a public holiday. South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day since 1990.
None of this ultimately matters. We celebrate Columbus because without Columbus America isn’t a superpower. Without Columbus, this country doesn’t come to eventually be the greatest country on the face of the earth throughout all of history, a bastion of liberty and freedom.
By the way, The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is already celebrated on August 9 thanks to a 1994 United Nations General Assembly resolution.
Good read regarding the evil, terrible, no good Columbus: http://www.historytoday.com/felipe-armesto/columbus-hero-or-villain